Composites

Composite materials consist of two different materials different physical and chemical properties. When they are combined, they create a composite material which has superior properties to the original two materials.

Typically, composite materials are used for their strength to weight, electrical insulation and fire properties. The two main types of composite materials used are carbon/epoxy (aerospace, automotive) and glass/polyester (marine, construction). In the UK, there is a vibrant aerospace, defence and automotive sector where composites are used for their lightweight properties.

In 2018, KTN convened a Materials for Composites Special Interest Group. This year-long project enabled knowledge exchange, technology transfer, and collaboration between composites-using sectors and the chemical and industrial biotechnology sectors.

To find out more about the scope, achievements and learnings from this group, download our report.

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